Landmarks Lunch & Learn


In 2023, staff at three Connecticut Landmarks sites worked with local teachers and students through the Witness Stones Project to learn about the lives of people who were enslaved at our sites. Learn more about this project with Lynn Mervosh, Site Administrator, who was part of the process at the Phelps-Hatheway House & Garden. Register […]

Lecture in Longmeadow, Massachusetts

First Church of Christ Longmeadow 763 Longmeadow Street, Longmeadow, MA

The Witness Stones Project is excited to announce a new collaboration in Longmeadow, Massachusetts. The nonprofit, educational initiative, whose mission is to restore the history and honor the humanity of the enslaved individuals who helped build our communities, will be working with the First Church of Christ, Longmeadow Public Schools, and the Longmeadow Historical Society […]

Witness Stone Ceremony to Honor Henry Staats

Abraham Staats House 17 Von Steuben Lane, South Bound Brook, NJ

Please join students from the Robert Morris School and the Friends of Abraham Staats House for this Witness Stones free public program. The outdoor ceremony will last approximately 30 minutes. Afterward the Friends of the Abraham Staats house invite attendees to enjoy some refreshments and tour the house until 4:30PM.


Worship & Dedication

First Church Farmington 75 Main Street, Farmington, CT

With more than a dozen sites on the Connecticut Freedom Trail, Farmington enjoys a reputation as a longtime supporter of Connecticut’s African American community in the struggle toward freedom and human dignity. The First Church of Christ, Congregational, 1652, its ministers, and parishioners played an important role in that history, opening the church’s doors to […]


Unforgotten: Connecticut’s Hidden History of Slavery

Connecticut Museum of Culture and History 1 Elizabeth Street, Hartford, CT

Witness Stones Project Chair Pat Wilson Pheanious will join a panel of experts as they discuss efforts to uncover long-ignored stories and recalibrate our understanding of Connecticut’s historical involvement with slavery. She will be joined by Akeia de Barros Gomes, Senior Curator of Maritime Social Histories at the Mystic Seaport Museum previews the upcoming exhibition Entwined: […]